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. like the crew of apollo 8, who took this picture commonly known as "earth rise" from the window of the craft as they orbited the moon in 1968. unfortunately, nearly half the earth was in shadow. an unmanned soviet spacecraft called zond 7 got this shot during a lunar fly-by. i guess you would call that a gibbous earth. fully lit by the sun. it is probably a shot you have seen so often you don't think how amazing it is. it was nicknamed the blue marble and it was taken by one of the astronauts on board, apollo 17. apollo 17 launched 40 years ago today, december 17, 1972. it was a night launch, aiming for the littoral valley. gene cernan, harrison jack schmitt and ron evans aboard. apollo 17 launched at night, and when they landed three days later, the sun was behind them. and so that particular launch trajectory put a fully formed beautifully lit earth in the window of the command module at a time when the astronauts really should have been too busy to look at it. here is how al reinert, who co-wrote the movie "apollo 13" describes what happened. quote, at five hours and a few mi
and god willing as we should return. for all mankind. god speed to apollo 17. ♪ >> i'm convinced the space program will come back. the country needs to have something to look forward to, to look up to, to be proud of. what could we do, look how far we went in 70 years. my grandmother, had no electricity, an outhouse and she watched the first guy walk on the moon. >> i would like to see the next generation footprints on the moon. i hope that happens. >> heather: you can catch that entire documentary fox news reporting "fly me to the moon." it airs right here 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> an update on venezuelan president hugo chavez. why he is heading back to the hospital. >> heather: plus right to work legislation setting off a firestorm in michigan. now thousands of union members are gearing up for a second round of protests at the state capital. how will this battle end of. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain
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